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NASA propose to do self in space NASA propose to do self in space
- August 26, 2018

These computer systems were designed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Spitzer Space Telescope . The app will be available on the Spitzer mission website and will soon be found in the Oculus store. All the artwork is based on data delivered from the Spitzer Space Telescope, as well as other telescopes that observed this highly interesting star system. (more...)
Hurricane Lane Downgraded to Tropical Storm As Hawaii Escapes Catastrophe Hurricane Lane Downgraded to Tropical Storm As Hawaii Escapes Catastrophe
- August 26, 2018

Rainfall totals from Hurricane Lane from Wednesday through Friday night, August 24, 2018, set records on the Big Island . She said two Hilo-area neighborhoods were evacuated. The Coast Guard is waiting to survey any damage to ports and will prioritize vessels heading into port to get resources in quickly. Hilo bayfront remains flooded and closed to traffic. (more...)
Kiwi caught up in Hawaii's Hurricane Lane Kiwi caught up in Hawaii's Hurricane Lane
- August 25, 2018

The system brought torrential rain to the Big Island, resulting in severe, widespread flooding, officials said. "Rain has been non-stop for the last half-hour or so and winds are just starting to pick up", he said as he posted videos online of trees being blown sideways. (more...)
Popular YouTuber Kills Self, Two Others In Fiery Crash Popular YouTuber Kills Self, Two Others In Fiery Crash
- August 25, 2018

The California Highway Patrol and San Diego Police Department identified the driver as 18-year-old Trevor Heitmann . As a YouTuber, McSkillet gained nearly 900,000 followers for his gaming videos and for designing and selling game modifications known as "skins" for the game Counter Strike. (more...)
European wind-tracker satellite to sharpen weather forecasts European wind-tracker satellite to sharpen weather forecasts
- August 25, 2018

The data will be used to improve weather and climate science in areas lacking wind measurements, including the tropics and over the oceans. As of now, we have several technologies to calculate the various variables of the wind such as weather balloons, whirling anemometers, as well as satellites that forecast wind and its behavior based upon data they collect by tracking clouds in the sky and more. (more...)
To Avoid Extinction It’s About ‘Survival Of The Laziest’ To Avoid Extinction It’s About ‘Survival Of The Laziest’
- August 25, 2018

Scientists of the University of Kansas found that laziness can be a successful strategy for the survival of individuals, species and communities of organisms. The team also found that cumulative metabolic rates for communities of species remained stable, even as individual species appear and disappear within the community. (more...)
With no place to run, people in Hawaii brace for Hurricane Lane With no place to run, people in Hawaii brace for Hurricane Lane
- August 23, 2018

The airline is advising all passengers travelling to or from cities affected by Hurricane Lane to check the status of their flights prior to leaving for the airport. The NWS said excessive rainfall would affect the Hawaiian Islands into the weekend , "leading to significant and life-threatening flash flooding and landslides". (more...)
Arctic's oldest, thickest sea ice has started breaking apart Arctic's oldest, thickest sea ice has started breaking apart
- August 23, 2018

But now scientists are warning that the ice has broken up twice this year, due to warm winds and heatwaves in the northern hemisphere. "Almost all the ice North of Greenland is quite fractured and broken, and therefore more agile", said Ruth Mottram from the Danish meteorological Institute . (more...)
Trump declares emergency as hurricane menaces Hawaii Trump declares emergency as hurricane menaces Hawaii
- August 23, 2018

Hurricane Lane , threatening a direct hit as Hawaii's worst storm in a quarter century, churned towards the main island of Oahu on Thursday as schools, government offices and business closed while residents stocked up on supplies and boarded up homes . (more...)
Maryland AG Vigorously Opposes Clean Power Plan Replacement Maryland AG Vigorously Opposes Clean Power Plan Replacement
- August 23, 2018

Around 600 coal-fired units at 300 facilities could be covered by the proposed rule. Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a proposed rule , called the "Affordable Clean Energy Rule ", which would direct states to inventory their power plants and come up with a plan to regulate the greenhouse gas emissions of individual plants. (more...)
Here's How Your Contact Lenses May Be Polluting the Ocean Here's How Your Contact Lenses May Be Polluting the Ocean
- August 23, 2018

The researchers experimented with the various types of plastics used to make contact lenses, exposing them to the anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms that are found in biological wastewater-treatment plants to determine their effect. But even people who describe themselves as environmentally conscious admitted flushing their lenses, he noted. In co-author Rolf Halden's words, it creates "a pathway of macro- and microplastics from lenses to enter terrestrial ecosystems where potential ... (more...)
Seriously, stop flushing your single-use contact lenses down the toilet Seriously, stop flushing your single-use contact lenses down the toilet
- August 23, 2018

It's important to keep the findings in perspective; Halden points out that contacts make up a "very, very small fraction" of the plastics that ultimately wind up in the ocean , and serve a far more useful objective than "frivolous" plastics like single-use bags and straws. (more...)
New Aurora Definitely Not an Aurora New Aurora Definitely Not an Aurora
- August 23, 2018

Bea Gallardo-Lacourt, a space physicist at the University of Calgary in Canada said that their chief interpretation is that STEVE is not an aurora. When scientists initially observed the images of STEVE they perceived the lights were moderately different than lights from archetypal auroras but were not convinced what concealed processes were engendering them. (more...)
Hurricane Lane Strengthens, Threatening Hawaiian Islands Hurricane Lane Strengthens, Threatening Hawaiian Islands
- August 23, 2018

It may take until the weekend for Lane to succumb to wind shear and weaken to a tropical storm. Torrential rainfall measuring up to 20 inches from the storm is expected to hit Big Island by Thursday, before moving over Maui, Lanai and Moloka'i islands. (more...)
'Potentially devastating': Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii 'Potentially devastating': Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii
- August 22, 2018

Lane is forecast to move westward at a slightly slower forward speed from tonight through early Tuesday, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest starting late Tuesday. Forecasters said it was still uncertain whether the eye of the powerful hurricane would hit land in the USA island chain, whose Big Island is reeling from a three-month eruption of Kilauea volcano. (more...)
Hurricane Lane now at Category 4 as it heads toward Hawaii
- August 22, 2018

A hurricane watch means hurricane-force winds are possible within the area in the next 48 hours. Unlike Hurricane Hector , which skirted the Hawaiian Islands earlier this month, Lane is projected to veer north-northwest and drench the Aloha State's most populated areas. (more...)
Partial verdict reached in trial of Paul Manafort - guilty on 8 counts Partial verdict reached in trial of Paul Manafort - guilty on 8 counts
- August 22, 2018

Barely minutes after the Manafort verdict was announced, Trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in Manhattan court to eight counts, including fraud and campaign finance violations. Jurors asked what they should do if they could not agree on one of the counts in the indictment. Ellis urged them to return to deliberation and try to reach a verdict on all charges. (more...)
Emergency proclamations signed ahead of Hurricane Lane’s expected arrival Emergency proclamations signed ahead of Hurricane Lane’s expected arrival
- August 22, 2018

On the forecast track, the center of Lane will pass close to Hawaii and Maui counties on Thursday and Thursday night. As of Tuesday afternoon, Hurricane Lane is now moving with maximum sustained winds at 150 miles per hour, is expected to turn northwest toward Hawaii's main islands, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center . (more...)
Trump's clean energy plan lowers costs for all Americans: EPA's Andrew Wheeler Trump's clean energy plan lowers costs for all Americans: EPA's Andrew Wheeler
- August 22, 2018

A final EPA rule is expected later this year. "Today's proposal provides the states and regulated community the certainty they need to continue environmental progress while fulfilling President Trump's goal of energy dominance", acting administrator of the EPA Andrew Wheeler said in a statement . (more...)
Malcolm Turnbull is still standing, but for what? Malcolm Turnbull is still standing, but for what?
- August 21, 2018

It is matter of months, weeks or even days before the government's rebels finish him off, emboldened by the 35 MPs and ministers who revealed in Tuesday's leadership vote that they'd already abandoned Mr Turnbull. I would like to contribute to public debates. "I think there is a reasonable case for his disqualification but he also has a reasonable defence". He's a former Queensland cop, and knows all the devices of interrogation and truth-telling. (more...)